Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering
Only in Salem, kids, only in Salem. Days of Our Lives heartthrobs Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Galen Gering (Rafe) claim they had no problem shooting the soap's Magic Mike spoof airing April 23. But let's get real here. When you launch your career on Passions — as both actors did — you probably don't have much dignity left!
Question: I'm really down this week, but you could cheer me up with some new Las Vegas news!
Answer: Danny and Delinda spend much of this coming season's second episode having sex, so I guess things don't work out well for her and Shawn Christian. In the same episode, Montecito's employees are forced to attend a sexual-harassment seminar, and Mary used the opportunity to publicly condemn Danny for dipping his pen in company ink. Um, jealous much, missy?
Las Vegas' Cheryl Ladd ages gracefully in Though None Go with Me (inset).
Cheryl Ladd, grandmother? Have we come to that point? Sort of, but not really. In the Hallmark Channel presentation Though None Go with Me (premiering Saturday at 9 pm/ET), Charlie's onetime Angel disappears behind old-age makeup to play Elizabeth Leroy Bishop, a woman who relates stories from her colorful and oft-times turbulent life — Amy Grabow plays Elizabeth as a young woman — to a grandchild. As anyone who has seen Ladd on Las Vegas knows, it must have taken a lot of powder to make this heavenly beauty look anything but robust.
TVGuide.com: Look at you, playing grandma to some twentysomething girl!Cheryl Ladd: [Laughs] Yep!
Question: Give me some Las Vegas scoop!
Answer: Summerland hottie Shawn Christian is doing a four-episode arc as a guy Delinda (Molly Simms) knew from high school. He'll first air in April.
A popular As the World Turns alumnus, Shawn Christian has left daytime behind, yet he still attracts very soap-studly roles. At 37, he remains the casting director's go-to guy when scripts call for a charmingly naughty piece of eye candy. Let's review his sinfully tasty résumé, shall we?
Since ATWT, he's played Jennifer Aniston's gynecologist on Friends — "Rachel was randy and wanted to maul me" — and Bo Derek's boy-toy on NBC's short-lived Hawaiian sudser, Wind on Water. "I also did CSI, where I was a serial killer sleeping with my sister," he reminds TV Guide Online. "I'm always sleeping with someone!"
Now, Christian's flexing his pecs on Summerland, the WB family drama created by Full House star Lori Loughlin. "I feel like I was stalking Lori," he chuckles, "because we'd worked as guest stars on the same shows, like Drew Carey, Spin City
It's a good thing that Shawn Christian has a good sense of humor. Otherwise, he could get really bummed out over the fact that he's landed recurring roles on one doomed show (Birds of Prey) after another (Pacific Palisades). This week, it's the same-old, same-old: He makes his first and only appearance as Jamie Luner's new love interest on ABC's ill-fated 10-8 (airing Sunday at 8 pm/ET).
"I play a rough-riding, leather-wearing vintage-bike owner," he tells TV Guide Online. "Basically, my bike is stripped of its motor, and Jamie [who plays a cop] intervenes." In no time, the odd couple are revving one another's engines. "When you start talking about your '59 Stroker Panhead," Christian chuckles, "the sex is already there. [Our story] is pretty much loaded with innuendo."
Told you the former As the World Turns heartthrob had a fully functional funny bone. Soon, he may even get the last laugh. Having given off sparks o